2014 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2014 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2014 award weekend.

Celebration Award

Eisenhower Elementary School, Camp Hill, PA

In 2007, parent volunteer Christel Ertel-Stewart, delivered her first Arbor Day presentation to the third through fifth grade students at Eisenhower Elementary in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. What started as a modest “Tree Talk” quickly evolved into an annual comprehensive curriculum where students learned the important benefits that trees provide individuals, the community, and the world. Basic tree identification skills are introduced and art education is integrated into the curriculum.The art education component of the celebration flourished and in 2012, the Eisenhower Elementary Arbor Day Poster Contest began. Now students in third and fourth grade participate in the lesson plans – learning about trees with the culmination of their experience occurring in fifth grade when they create posters to showcase what they have absorbed over the years.

This year’s winners are:

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.